Newswatch 16 Meteorologist Joe Snedeker, a celebrity of sorts, visited Palmerton Monday as a stop on his "Go Joe" fundraising bike trek.
Even as the rain delayed his
expected arrival by nearly an hour-and-a-half, the excitement never waned as fans anxiously awaited his
visit to the borough park.
16th annual "Go Joe" bike run to raise money for St. Joseph's Center Monday morning at Hazleton Area High School
After a short break at the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company
resumed past Route 611 through Swiftwater and Scotrun to Route 715 toward Reeders and Brodheadsville.
From there, he
continued along Route 209 to Gilbert and Kresgeville, before he
proceeded down Forest Inn Road and Delaware Avenue.
arrived in the Palmerton Borough Park, Snedeker
was greeted with cheers, signs and a hearty ovation.
was grateful to see so many people gather to show their support for such a worthwhile cause.
"I didn't know what to expect," Snedeker
"It's very impressive."
While there, Snedeker
mingled with his
fans, posed for photos, and signed several autographs.
Reagan Medgie, Pocono Reporter for Newswatch 16, took the trek along with Snedeker.
Holly Sell, event co-coordinator, said the fact that visitors waited out the storm just to see Snedeker
arrive speaks volumes about their dedication.
, will join him for the last leg of the ride into the St Joseph's Festival Telethon.
All proceeds will be donated to "Go Joe's" charity of St. Joseph's
Center, of which Snedeker hopes to build on the past 15-year total of over $1 million raised for the children and young adults with intellectual and physical disabilities of St. Joe's.
For safety purposes, Snedeker
asks that viewers refrain from attempting to join him on his
also asks that fans not attempt to hand him money while he
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